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Entrepreneurship

7 Myths You Need To Know About Entrepreneurship

Do you dream of starting the next Zopim or Razer? And there are so many other different success stories coming to you from every corner of the media every single day. Entrepreneurs are becoming millionaires by the day. At every Startup event I go to, you can see hundreds of aspiring entrepreneurs who wish to […]

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Future of HR

This Is Why Social Media Recruiting Isn’t Working For You

By now it is common sense to tap the power of social media to recruit. And it amazes me that many recruiters I speak with are simply not getting the kind of ROI compared to job board. It amazes me why that is happening. That is until I came across this: This post happens to […]

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How To Actually Conquer Procrastination With 7 Simple Steps

I was interviewed by The Straits Times on my opinion regarding procrastination and how best to deal with it. Here is the article and also my unedited answers. Originally published in CareerLadder. 1. Why do workers tend to procrastinate in their jobs? a) They don’t know how to do it. One of the most common […]

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3 Warning Signs To See If Your HR Is A Weak Link

The Human Resource function is not only to hire, fire and settle administrative tasks pertaining to workers. Your Human Resource department plays a much more important role than that. In fact this department can make or break a company by how well it manages its recruitment policy, staff training, incentives and grievance handling. Are you […]

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The day I became a recruitment noob

It was a mind blowing, eye opening, jaw dropping day at the inaugural run of Sourcing Summit in Singapore. I had the privilege to be the master of ceremonies for the event and boy am I glad I took up this opportunity. This was unlike any other recruitment or HR events that I have been […]

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Entrepreneurship Future of HR

4 Ways Singapore Speakers Hypnotize Their Audience To Sleep

I have stage fright. It has always been the case since I was young and I realized the severity of it when I decided to participate in singing contests during my early twenties. No matter how good the practice was at home or ktv, my voice would break and my posture would reek of someone […]

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Save up to 40% of your time over these 3 HR activities

With productivity rising extremely slow in recent years, the drain on existing resources which are already overstretched is getting more and more apparent. Our productivity stagnation came about a few years ago and when a survey conducted by JobStreet was done in 2013, 60% of the Singapore workers surveyed feel mental fatigue at work. The […]

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Entrepreneurship Personal Musings

How Entrepreneur Failure Made Me a Better Person

Have you heard of Fuckup Night? It is a global movement born in Mexico in 2012 to share publicly business failure stories. Hundreds of people attend each event to hear three to four entrepreneurs share their failures. Each speaker is given 7 minutes and is able to use 10 images. After each speaker, there’s a […]

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Future of HR

How To Uncover 8 Hidden Talent Pools That Already Exist

It has been real painful for Singapore businesses over the past two years. For a nation that is addicted to the allure of cheap and easy foreign labour, the catastrophic withdrawal symptoms were apparently obvious when scores of companies have to not just stop hiring them but to even let some of the existing ones […]

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Entrepreneurship Future of HR

How To Improve Productivity With Simple Feng Shui Hacks

Singapore’s workforce productivity is declining. According to statistics released by Ministry of Trade and Industry in Feb 2015, Singapore’s labour productivity fell by 0.8 percent in 2014. This is our third consecutive year of productivity decline. And just so recently, our Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong was talking about wage stagnation if we do not […]